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U.S. urges 'very substantial' prison
term for Michael Avenatti over Nike extortion

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Posted By: Garnet, 6/17/2021 3:41:34 PM

The once high-flying California lawyer Michael Avenatti deserves a "very substantial" prison sentence for trying to extort millions of dollars from Nike Inc, U.S. prosecutors told a judge. The Wednesday night recommendation came one week after Avenatti's lawyers said their client should spend no more than six months behind bars plus one year of home confinement. U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe is scheduled to sentence Avenatti on June 30 in Manhattan. Probation officers recommend eight years in prison for Avenatti, and prosecutors said federal guidelines recommend more than 11 years. Lawyers for Avenatti did not immediately respond on Thursday to requests for comment.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Cardsfan 6/17/2021 3:49:45 PM (No. 818739)
Waiting to see how CNN reports this.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: pinger 6/17/2021 3:52:33 PM (No. 818740)
Waiting to see IF CNN reports this.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: itsonlyme 6/17/2021 3:52:50 PM (No. 818741)
Scott Srebnick and E. Danya Perry Lawyers for Avenatti?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/17/2021 4:08:05 PM (No. 818753)
Hey Michael, Stephanie Clifford wants her money back.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: john56 6/17/2021 4:13:05 PM (No. 818758)
Don't worry. If Avenatti can afford to buy one of Hunter Biden's paintings, I can see a pardon from Sleepy Creepy Crooked President Uncle Joe ready to be signed.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 6/17/2021 4:13:43 PM (No. 818759)
Ummm - - does this mean that Mikey won't be CNN's candidate for president? On second thought - - this probably makes it more likely.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: john56 6/17/2021 4:16:52 PM (No. 818764)
Which reminds me of the old story in Chicago. If you were stopped for a traffic ticket by a cop, the wise Chicagoan always had a ten or twenty dollar bill conveniently wrapped around their license. . One cop, in the happenstance that he stopped a visitor to town or someone unclear on the concept, would tell the driver, "I got three pencils for sale. One costs $5, another costs $10, and another costs $20. Wouldn't you like to purchase a $20 pencil today." Same story with Hunter's artwork. You got a $50,000 painting, a $100,000 painting, and a $500,000 painting. Mr. Avenatti, I think you need a $500,00 painting.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 6/17/2021 4:43:42 PM (No. 818788)
Remember when the Enemedia was all giddy at this creep being a presidential candidate?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: JHHolliday 6/17/2021 4:53:25 PM (No. 818801)
I remember #8. They were actually pushing him as the Dem’s best chance to beat Trump. The extortion doesn’t bother me as much as the charge that he stole his disabled client’s settlement. Of course, it showed that the party was desperate to field any halfway decent candidate. They didn’t have even one so they stole the election.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: TJ54 6/17/2021 4:55:44 PM (No. 818806)
I remember when CNN was pushing Avenatti for president
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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney 6/17/2021 4:56:53 PM (No. 818809)
I would have thought Avenatti would have been elected President by now by CNN and the Democrats.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Skinnydip 6/17/2021 5:54:26 PM (No. 818863)
Stormy Daniels could not be reached for comment.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Omen55 6/17/2021 6:22:20 PM (No. 818885)
A lawyer going to jail. It's a nice day😊
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Reply 14 - Posted by: downnout 6/17/2021 8:58:37 PM (No. 819008)
I’d rather see him on a chain gang in Alabama in the summer.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bamboozle 6/17/2021 10:03:49 PM (No. 819062)
Are they trying to force him into a corrupt deal to implicate Trump in something or other?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: PChristopher 6/18/2021 12:44:18 AM (No. 819138)
In reality, is what that weasel Avenatti did that much different from what Biden, and others, have done for decades? So why is Gramppy napping in the White House instead of a cell?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Italiano 6/18/2021 12:53:45 AM (No. 819144)
I guess a future Presidential run for this dirtbag is out of the question. Then again, he's a Democrat, so maybe not. Look how well the Clinton and Biden shakedowns went for them.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: TLCary 6/18/2021 11:33:09 AM (No. 819570)
Odd, I thought CNN told us he would be President of the United States by now and Donald Trump would be in prison. Wonder if they will issue a retraction?
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